BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
NEW CITY, NY, – Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce free rabies shots (vaccinations) are available for cats, dogs, and ferrets belonging to Rockland residents by appointment only on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Robert Yeager Health Complex, 50 Sanatorium Road in Pomona (Follow the complex signs for Building D). An appointment is required for each animal. The shots are free; however, a $5 donation per animal will help defray our costs.
To register for an appointment, please visit http://rcklnd.us/rabiesvax. For assistance making an appointment, call (845) 364-2656. Please check Facebook.com/rocklandgov for any cancellations before arrival.
“Animal rabies continues to be a public health concern in New York State. We remind all Rockland County residents to make sure that their animals are immunized against rabies and that the vaccinations are kept up-to-date,” said Dr. Ruppert.
To get their free rabies shot:
- Your dog, cat, or ferret must be healthy.
- Your pet must be older than three months.
- Your dogs must be on a leash.
- Your cats and ferrets must be on a leash or in a top-opening container.
New York State law requires that all dogs, cats, and domesticated ferrets be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age. Owners can be fined up to $250 if they fail to get their pets vaccinated and keep them up-to-date. All animal bites and animals suspected of having rabies must be reported to The Rockland County Health Department at (845) 364-2656. After hours, callers should contact the sheriff at (845) 364-8600.
“No one wants their beloved pets to get sick with anything, especially if it’s preventable with vaccinations. Please take advantage of this opportunity to get your dog, cat, or ferret vaccinated against rabies to protect them and the other members of your family from this disease,” said County Executive Day.
For more information on animal rabies or the rabies vaccine, call the Rockland County Department of Health at (845) 364-2656 or visit our website: http://rocklandgov.com/departments/health/environmental-health/rabies/.